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El Clasico is arguably the biggest regular football fixture on the planet. Player Development Project Lead Researcher, James Vaughan was…

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What are some different communication strategies I can use with my players?   The question this week comes from Michelle:…

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Sergio Aguero is one of the world’s most exciting and clinical strikers. Player Development Project Technical Advisor & UEFA A licensed…

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How can I help my players dominate possession?   The question this week comes from Daniel: “How can I better…

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